2014 Daytona 500
What: 200 laps or 500 miles
Where: Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile high-banked, tri-oval in Daytona Beach, Fla.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
Radio: Motor Racing Network
2013 winner: Jimmie Johnson
Worth mentioning: All three NASCAR national series Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks will take part in an expanded version of Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona in January. The Cup series will test Jan. 9-10, Nationwide on Jan. 11-12 and Trucks on Jan. 13-14.
Whos Hot/Whos Not
Jimmie Johnson: Now a six-time Cup series champion. Do I hear seven?
Denny Hamlin: Ended a miserable season on a high note.
Matt Kenseth: A career-changing move turned into a career-best season.
Kyle Busch: No championship, but a career-high finish of fourth in points.
Matt Crafton: Added a championship to an already successful Truck series career.
Austin Dillon: He now has two NASCAR championships. Do I hear three?
NASCAR: Inexcusable not to throw a red flag and waste 12 laps cleaning debris late in the Nationwide Series season finale.
Donovan McNabb: If Jimmie Johnson is absolutely not an athlete then McNabb was absolutely not an NFL quarterback.
National anthem singers: Just sing the song.